The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Lead
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 149 174
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 17 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.49% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 22
Median daily rate £530 £519 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +5.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £435 £438
% change year-on-year +1.14% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 8 (25.00%) C#
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.88%) .NET
4 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
5 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
5 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 6 (18.75%) Marketing
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
5 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
5 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 5 (15.63%) SignalR
6 5 (15.63%) NServiceBus
6 5 (15.63%) CQRS
6 5 (15.63%) Kafka
6 5 (15.63%) Akka
6 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (15.63%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (15.63%) Physical Data Model
6 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
6 5 (15.63%) Power BI
6 5 (15.63%) Angular 2
6 5 (15.63%) Redux

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) NServiceBus
2 3 (9.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
2 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 5 (15.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 5 (15.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (15.63%) Power BI
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data
4 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.13%) CouchDB
5 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
5 1 (3.13%) DocumentDB
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Appium
3 1 (3.13%) Calabash
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Gatling
3 1 (3.13%) JBehave
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Marketing
3 5 (15.63%) Electronics
3 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
3 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (12.50%) Legal
5 2 (6.25%) Law
6 1 (3.13%) Banking
6 1 (3.13%) Publishing
6 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) Akka
3 5 (15.63%) Angular 2
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (15.63%) Kafka
3 5 (15.63%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (15.63%) Reactive Extensions
3 5 (15.63%) Redux
3 5 (15.63%) SignalR
3 5 (15.63%) WebSockets
4 4 (12.50%) cocos2d
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (15.63%) Hedge funds
1 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.13%) Reinsurance
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Android
1 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (18.75%) Data Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Programme Management
4 5 (15.63%) BDD
4 5 (15.63%) Complex Event Processing
4 5 (15.63%) CQRS
4 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.63%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (15.63%) Logical Data Model
4 5 (15.63%) Physical Data Model
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Coaching
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (3.13%) Data Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Data Ingestion
7 1 (3.13%) Data Strategy
7 1 (3.13%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) HDFS
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.13%) Oozie
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) Terraform
1 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) Adobe
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Symantec
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